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12-02-22, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I am such a baby. I thought it was too cold to...

I am such a baby. I thought it was too cold to go outside so I set up the Smart Trainer and did a z2 workout. And it still feels like I am putting in 25 watts more than the trainer power meter is...
11-15-22, 02:24 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I think so. You might not see huge strength or...

I think so. You might not see huge strength or performance gains, but it could indirectly help with injury prevention, form, and whole-body wellness. I realize that last one is a bit vague.

After...
11-01-22, 09:27 PM
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Posted By mollusk

I used to race but have not ridden much for the...

I used to race but have not ridden much for the last few years. Even after I quite racing at 60 I rode with a good friend that was a former domestic pro for years until he died from brain cancer....
06-24-22, 09:11 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

More CTL/TSS per week in general lends itself to...

More CTL/TSS per week in general lends itself to more repeatability because you can handle more sets of the same workload. IMO. I base that opinion off of pros doing sooooo much volume and being...
06-20-22, 02:16 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Did my annual solo century today. After setting a...

Did my annual solo century today. After setting a PR last year with 4:56 and doing 227/230 I was hoping to get closer to 4:45 with that power. Wasn’t in the cards though, weekday traffic made it...
06-20-22, 11:15 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Two weeks ago I took a rest week. Last weekend, I...

Two weeks ago I took a rest week. Last weekend, I set a 40min flat ground PR @ 4.8. Pretty stoked. I was pacing for 1hr via RPE but my lower back started aching, so I pulled the plug at a nice round...
06-13-22, 09:26 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

SCNCA State Champs 50+ 14th I know...

SCNCA State Champs 50+ 14th

I know technically it's a district, but it covers 26 million people, so I kinda feel the term 'district' underrates the quality.

36 miles over hilly terrain. I did a...
06-01-22, 12:52 PM
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Posted By caloso

We spent two weeks in Spain a few years ago, and...

We spent two weeks in Spain a few years ago, and it seemed like I was constantly eating but when I came home, I'd lost 3 lbs. Maybe it was all the walking. But man, I ate a lot of ham.
05-28-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 84
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Posted By tobukog

So a bit of advice. There's an old adage, "When...

So a bit of advice. There's an old adage, "When in doubt, lead it out."
It's actually a great piece of advice IF it's executed properly. Too many racers, especially non-sprinters, take that to...
05-25-22, 10:10 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I probably had my best ride at Worlds. I couldn't...

I probably had my best ride at Worlds. I couldn't keep up with the 3 Redlands Classic kids (whose combined age is close to mine) and was between them and about 10 riders. Solo'ed for 2 laps, and was...
05-24-22, 09:36 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Solo on a break, that didn't work: ...

Solo on a break, that didn't work:

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1 lap later, I...
05-18-22, 11:07 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm still alive, I've been racing almost every...

I'm still alive, I've been racing almost every weekend to get my 3 upgrade. Yesterday I got 3rd in TNW's, which was a nice ego boost, especially since I've been getting my teeth kicked in at crits. ...
04-05-22, 10:50 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

My first race of the season is Saturday, and it...

My first race of the season is Saturday, and it is looking like 50ish degrees and rain. May DNS if the weather forecast stays this way - it just sounds unpleasant. Of course if I do no show I will...
04-04-22, 08:15 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Tour de Murrieta Circuit Race, M 35+ open: 3/27,...

Tour de Murrieta Circuit Race, M 35+ open: 3/27, 8/50 (ish) total in the combined 35+/45+ field.

Short version: I screwed up the sprint but made the break and was a big contributor there. About...
03-14-22, 12:40 PM
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Posted By caloso

Bariani RR (60 miles (3 laps of 20)). Masters 50+...

Bariani RR (60 miles (3 laps of 20)). Masters 50+ 1/2/3. No teammates, which I thought might be fun to just freelance. The problem was that I missed the break, which got established on the narrowest...
03-07-22, 09:24 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

3hrs Friday with a Zwift race 4hrs Saturday...

3hrs Friday with a Zwift race
4hrs Saturday with a 10min FTP effort after 3k kj just to make sure I could do it
4hrs yesterday with a Zwift race timed so that the ending would come at 3k kj...
01-30-22, 06:36 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

4hrs z2 to wrap up base. Ctl 90 tsb -20. Looking...

4hrs z2 to wrap up base. Ctl 90 tsb -20. Looking forward to taking it easy this week
01-16-22, 12:04 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Yesterday I bested my all time 30min power while...

Yesterday I bested my all time 30min power while pacing for 45min (by 1 watt). Up 8 watts and down a bunch of RPE from when I last did this during finals in December. No substitute for volume I guess.
01-05-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By tireheb

hi there! million thanks Hermes,Yep,...

hi there! million thanks Hermes,Yep, TheKillerPenguin and all previous posters. i think i got a pretty good starting point with the info you all gave me. you can see this is a nice comunity , glad...
12-14-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 363
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I wish I cared about anything as much as...

I wish I cared about anything as much as burnthesheep cares about 300w.
09-21-21, 10:54 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Zwift workout last night just took a bit to get...

Zwift workout last night just took a bit to get "that feeling". What I mean is sometimes your HR is in the floor "this is too easy" but your RPE in the legs is there though.

Was doing 1min/2min...
09-04-21, 06:07 PM
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Posted By caloso

Local boy Neilson Powless showed up on the River...

Local boy Neilson Powless showed up on the River Ride this morning. He just casually rode off the front and let us chase on the way out to the first sprint but sat up with about a mile to make...
08-31-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,720
Posted By mattm

Been a great season so far; the outline of my...

Been a great season so far; the outline of my 2021 story

did Elite Nationals in FL back in June - goal was to survive and learn a thing or two; got top 20 in both races (RR & crit)

RR was 105...
08-22-21, 11:44 PM
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Posted By caloso

River Ride yesterday. Second week in a row there...

River Ride yesterday. Second week in a row there was some sketchiness that is making me reconsider bringing my kid on the ride. Next week is a cross clinic so that should be somewhat safer.
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07-31-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 159
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Posted By ntnyln

Argyle TT 45+ today in WV. It was the WV State...

Argyle TT 45+ today in WV. It was the WV State Champs, but I'm not from WV. When I did this one is 2019, I had lost a physics battle on a tricky turn when I was test riding the course the week...
07-29-21, 07:55 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

6x5 vo2 Tues night on Zwift, a GCN show host...

6x5 vo2 Tues night on Zwift, a GCN show host workout. Pretty solid for a Zwift canned workout. The native Zwift stuff is all over the damn place. This one though had logical warmup and sets. ...
07-26-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 159
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Posted By Psimet2001

Even with the Intelligentsia Cup for the last...

Even with the Intelligentsia Cup for the last week I took some time for myself and jetted out from our South Chicago road race and made it to the northside (1:30 through downtown Chicago at the end...
07-19-21, 05:47 PM
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Posted By ntnyln

TMonk A couple of pics from the TT ...

TMonk A couple of pics from the TT
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Photos: Ted Morgan Photography ...
07-19-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,720
Posted By cmh

Hammer Crit in Portland on Saturday, 0.7 mile,...

Hammer Crit in Portland on Saturday, 0.7 mile, wide roads, non-technical 3 corner course.

Masters 35+, Cat 123 race, 45 min - We had 8 guys of ~40 in the field, so we should have won ... but our...
07-18-21, 03:04 PM
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Posted By ntnyln

2 years later...A race report! We really haven't...

2 years later...A race report! We really haven't had much mass start racing here, I think yesterday was the first crit/circuit race we've had outside of the USA Crit series race down in Arlington. No...
07-16-21, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Here is the link to the San Diego Tribune article...

Here is the link to the San Diego Tribune article on the BWR. It may be available to non subscribers to read.
...
07-08-21, 03:25 PM
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Posted By cmh

The fun thing is the race usually has a good...

The fun thing is the race usually has a good crowd watching and cheering, so a great vibe. The crowd is mostly family, friends and racers in other categories but many folks bring a picnic out and...
07-08-21, 08:55 AM
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Posted By cmh

Last race of the Mt. Tabor series. Small field...

Last race of the Mt. Tabor series. Small field this week in 50+ that started really slow for the first lap and a half - nobody wanted to work. So I attacked, and got away with 5 others. Two of us...
07-05-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By gsteinb

In my experience right angle turns are safer than...

In my experience right angle turns are safer than bends because it provides natural separation. Wide roads and bends tend to find taking weird lines all over unless there's enough wind to force folks...
06-24-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,720
Posted By cmh

Race 4 of the Wednesday 50+ Mt. Tabor races - 3rd...

Race 4 of the Wednesday 50+ Mt. Tabor races - 3rd place. The field was smaller this week with several stronger riders skipping it to do a stage race this weekend, so I favored my chances for a 2nd...
06-22-21, 02:14 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

3x20' last night. Haven't done any focused...

3x20' last night. Haven't done any focused threshold work in a while, and as such, these sucked. Heart rate was lower than expected for the exertion, did them in ERG mode on the trainer and had to...
06-21-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,720
Posted By cmh

Red Criterium, 50+ (but field was combined with...

Red Criterium, 50+ (but field was combined with 35+ and 60+), 40 min, very non-technical course. Great race for my team, ok for me. I had a teammate that got away in an early break of 4 and stayed...
06-20-21, 05:05 PM
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Posted By ntnyln

Finished my biggest block ever @ 4,800 TSS over...

Finished my biggest block ever @ 4,800 TSS over the last 5 weeks. I take an easier week every two weeks since I'm old, so it was 4 hard weeks and one slightly easier week. We spent the pandemic...
06-18-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,412
Posted By Eric F

Crit Racing Tip #1: Do as little work as...

Crit Racing Tip #1: Do as little work as possible to keep yourself in a position to compete at the finish.

Caveat to CRT #1: It's a lot harder than it sounds.
06-17-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By caloso

6x2' VO2max intervals. Felt really great. I had...

6x2' VO2max intervals. Felt really great. I had to get out early as it's going to be 108F here later today. Got out to the golf course loop just after sunrise and just drilled it. No better...
06-17-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,412
Posted By colombo357

I got dropped in many a Cat 5 crit until I...

I got dropped in many a Cat 5 crit until I finally figured it out.

Decent fitness is a prerequisite. When you make a mistake, like letting a gap open or following the wrong wheel, fitness bails...
06-17-21, 08:46 AM
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Posted By UmneyDurak

Did Tuesday Wednesday Worlds. Raced hard and...

Did Tuesday Wednesday Worlds. Raced hard and stupid. :lol: Wanted to see how deep I can go and what I have at the end, also get that mentality of going deep in to red back. Doing zwift races is just...
06-16-21, 05:17 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I got 3rd at Tuesday Night Worlds, that's getting...

I got 3rd at Tuesday Night Worlds, that's getting printed and put up on my refrigerator door!

Since it was over 100 we only had 30 show, and no real 'hitters'. We usually have between 50-80. We...
06-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,412
Posted By Psimet2001

We always say that there is an inverse...

We always say that there is an inverse relationship between talent and the amount of talking about the race after the race finishes.
06-13-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By hubcyclist

Accomplished my goal of a sub 5hr solo century!...

Accomplished my goal of a sub 5hr solo century! 227w AP/233w NP 0.8IF 4kj in 4:56
06-10-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,720
Posted By cmh

2nd week of the same short circuit race I won...

2nd week of the same short circuit race I won last week (It is a 6 week series) - 2nd place this week. The race played out similarly, but was a little easier pace, which played out well for the...
06-10-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,720
Posted By furiousferret

Nice job Yep

Nice job Yep
06-09-21, 09:03 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Tuesday Night Worlds, it was a relatively easy...

Tuesday Night Worlds, it was a relatively easy week as everyone was recovering from Copperopolis and TdM. I probably should have done the same, since I didn't feel well but I hate missing the ride. ...
06-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,720
Posted By cmh

I won my first race of the season! It was a...

I won my first race of the season! It was a short circuit race, 50+, 5 laps 1.3 miles each with a 136' hill and the start/finish line half way up. ~20 starters. 1 team had 3 strong riders and they...
06-02-21, 10:34 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Took it easy for World's last night, I stayed...

Took it easy for World's last night, I stayed with a slower group and just pulled them up the hill. When they started to pop, I'd slow down. At the end they were all genuinely thanking me which...
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